What is it that makes some of us better—or worse—than others at committing to a choice? What are the forces that hold us back, and how can we successfully overcome them? Every facet of our lives depends on the decisions we make. Yet, how often do we pause to reflect on our ability to make the best and smartest choices? The key is how we confront and refine the decision-making process. Here, Joseph Bikart explores the intricacies of decision making, challenging us to understand why we make the choices we do. He explores how the true power of decisions, especially the toughest among them, help us to face our fears and may in turn change how we think about ourselves.
Breaking his study into four clear parts and short practical essays, Bikart presents a lively and compelling exploration of the process of decision making. He covers:
• Indecision, Indecision: What makes us indecisive? What holds us back and why?
• Where Art Thou?: How and where we get stuck and the importance of relaxing one's grip.
• The Momentum of Decisiveness: Keeping our focus and proactivity.
• The Deciding Mind: Making our smartest choices.
Drawing from such different fields as philosophy, psychology, neurology, literature, art history and theology, The Art of Decision Making takes us on a journey from the depths of procrastination to the elation of decision making. Presenting a fresh perspective on what to do at the proverbial fork in the road, Bikart's unique philosophy is insightful, thought provoking, and potentially life-changing.
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Table of Contents
Part I Indecision, Indecision 11
Chapter 1 Paradise Lost 13
Chapter 2 Defence Forces 19
Chapter 3 Project Fear 27
Chapter 4 Through the Looking Glass 57
Key skill 1 How to manage risk 61
Key skill 2 How to attain detachment 63
Part II Where Art Thou? 67
Chapter 5 Self Starters 69
Chapter 6 Hidden Chambers 73
Key skill 3 How to use intuition 96
Part III The Momentum of Decisiveness 99
Chapter 7 Of the Essence 101
Chapter 8 Decision Flow 105
Chapter 9 Under the Hood 109
Key skill 4 How to accept the unchangeable and change the unacceptable 117
Part IV The Deciding Mind 121
Chapter 10 A Question of Perspective 123
Chapter 11 The Thread Between Our Decisions 149
Chapter 12 Engaging with the Flow of the Will 153
Chapter 13 Our Narrative 161
Chapter 14 Mind Your Language 167
Key skill 5 How to decide under pressure 177